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The 25 Best Movies You Didn't See in Theaters Share. A collection of our favorite flicks made just for the small screen. By R.L. Shaffer Since the dawn of VHS and the birth of the rental industry, the direct-to-video film has existed. This fresh new world more or less replaced the second-run theatrical grindhouse market dominated by Roger Corman and other filmmakers and producers like him. In recent years, however, the direct-to-video (or DTV) market has evolved quite a bit. This flood of fresh, new, and arguably better-made films has forced the standard DTV filmmakers to improve their pictures. This "Best Of" list compiles a collection of our favorite direct-to-video titles. If you have any more titles you'd like to bring to our attention, or the attention of our readers, feel free to comment on our forum below and share your thoughts. Critters 3 was the first genuinely passable DTV sequel I'd ever seen (just ahead of Tremors 2, which has seen a decent DTV franchise itself).

Wall of Films! | Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page Just imagine what could become possible if an entire city had seen just one of the documentaries above. Just imagine what would be possible if everyone in the country was aware of how unhealthy the mainstream media was for our future and started turning to independent sources in droves. Creating a better world really does start with an informed citizenry, and there's lots of subject matter to cover. From all the documentaries above, it's evident that our society needs a new story to belong to. The old story of empire and dominion over the earth has to be looked at in the full light of day - all of our ambient cultural stories and values that we take for granted and which remain invisible must become visible. But most of all, we need to see the promise of the alternatives - we need to be able to imagine new exciting ways that people could live, better than anything that the old paradigm could ever dream of providing. So take this library of films and use it.

Very Funny Ads | tefltecher I love using adverts in my teaching. If you ignore the fact that they’re trying to flog you something and focus on their narrative structure, they can provide you with an endless supply of mini-stories for “retelling” activities. The best ads are those with unexpected or amusing twists at the end. Go to and select about 8 adverts you think are suitable for retelling. veryfunnyads To save you a bit of time here are a few that have worked well for me: Once in class, put your students in pairs (Student A | Student B).Ask Student B to cover their eyes or look out of the window while you show Student A the first advert.Ask Student B to explain to their partner what they think happens in the advert based on what they have heard (possible language focus: it sounded like … / it sounded as if ...)Now, get Student A to explain to B what actually happens. Like this: Like Loading... Related

ESL Movie Lessons | Movies Grow English | Watch movies, learn English Watch Free Documentaries Online Descargar subtítulos en español para tus películas I Am Awake Project Film Study Lesson Plans |Film as Genre| | Movies by Title | Analyzing Motion Pictures This 1-page teacher guide offers questions for students who are analyzing movies. From the U. Camera Angles How are a three-shot, a canted angle shot, and a dolly shot different from one another? City of Cranes This lesson in perspective includes both activities and the 14-minute video City of Cranes , available to watch online. Film Canon Project A list of titles appropriate for the classroom, organized by grade level, by type, and by release date. Film in the Classroom Resources, and more. Greatest Films Interpretive, descriptive review commentary and historical background for hundreds of classic Hollywood and other American films in the last century, a wealth of film reference material of all kinds, a famous film quotations quiz, a complete Academy Awards (Oscars) History and detailed Film History - by decade, and hundreds of colorful, vintage film poster reproductions.

Soar This ELT lesson plan is designed around a delightful short film by Alyce Tzue titled Soar, and the theme of flying. Students listen to a description of a scene, visualise it, predict what is going to happen next, write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss it. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) – Upper Intermediate (B1) Learner type: All ages Time: 90 minutes Activity: Listening to a description of a scene, visualising, predicting what is going to happen next, writing a narrative, watching a short film Topic: Flying Language: Vocabulary related to flying and planes, and present simple Materials: Short film Downloadable materials: soar lesson instructions Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4

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